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Sophie Shao

Sophie Shao and Friends

by The Staff December 4, 2014


  Cellist Sophie Shao returns to the Union College Memorial Chapel on Sunday afternoon to make beautiful chamber music with her friends. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to pin down exactly who the friends performing with her will ...

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A Perfect Trio

by B.A. Nilsson December 12, 2013


  The sun was setting, the hall was warm, so I drifted into a kinda-conscious twilight in which the music became an emotionally laden dialogue, a passionate exchange between lovers. Words weren’t needed. Spoken communication requires ...

Union College Memorial Chapel

Restored Reputation

by B.A. Nilsson August 16, 2012


The panel discussion that opened the day’s events at this year’s Bard Music Festival was titled “Prodigy, Polymath, Globetrotter, and Reactionary.” When you consider that Saint-Saëns was the most famous French composer of the late ...

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Almost Together

by B.A. Nilsson October 19, 2011


Four Mozart string quartets, performed by a foursome of excellent musicians with roots in the Marlboro festival: it’s a recipe for a sure-fire concert and an impressive season opener. It had the promise of a ...

Curtain Call

by B.A. Nilsson October 13, 2011


“I’ve been doing this for too long,” Dan Berkenblit says with a laugh. He is about to shepherd the Union College chamber music series into its 40th consecutive season, with a typically stellar lineup of ...

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